Rubab Hassan Joins Civitas As Senior Associate In NYC Office

April 5, 2021

NEW YORK — Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Rubab Hassan, former Client Communications Specialist at Women’s World Banking and Senior Associate at High Lantern Group, is joining the firm’s New York office as a Senior Associate.

“Rubab is a deeply talented strategist who has an innate skill for hearing and responding to the needs of clients. When I met Rubab during our hiring process, I was immediately captivated by her curiosity and precision. She will not only be a thoughtful addition to the Civitas team, but her experience and know-how will be a critical asset to our clients,” said Katherine Grainger, partner at Civitas.

Rubab’s career has spanned strategic communications, international policy, and public affairs. In recent years, she has launched advocacy campaigns and public-private initiatives for client partners in the health care, financial services, and technology industries. During her time at High Lantern Group, Rubab developed and led campaigns around mental health, health disparities, and digital innovation. She is passionate about building equitable partnerships and creating ecosystems that foster racial and gender justice.

“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Civitas. I have spent the past few years growing my skills in coalition building and advocacy strategy. I am excited to bring those skills to better serve Civitas’ clients and to make a lasting impact,” said Rubab.

Prior to joining High Lantern Group, Rubab served as a Program Associate for Eisenhower Fellowships, where she designed programs for global fellows and facilitated trainings and workshops to advance social impact initiatives.

International and intersectional engagement has been at the core of Rubab’s career. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship by the Turkish Fulbright Commission. During her time in Turkey,  she taught English as a second language and designed curriculum to help students learn and develop their language skills.

Rubab holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Middle Eastern Studies from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in International Social and Public Policy from the London School of Economics. She lives in New Jersey and is fluent in Urdu.